The Classic Anthology Defined by Confucius by Ezra Pound

1st Edition

Hardcover. Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket: Good+. 1955. Faber & Faber. 1st Edition, 1st Printing.

Light edgewear to cover. Dust Jacket has some small tears and rips, but no serious defects. Clean, neat interior.

Ezra Pound here recreates for the English-speaking world the great poetry of ancient China. The 305 odes of the Classic Anthology are the living tradition of Chinese poetry. Since the fifth century before Christ, they have been as familiar to literate Chinese as the Homeric poems were to the ancient Greeks. Indeed, Confucius held that no man was truly educated until he had studied the odes.